Bundy and her owner Tex O’Grady from Macksville will be at the Summerland Drags on Saturday to raise awareness of prostate cancer.
Bundy and her owner Tex O’Grady from Macksville will be at the Summerland Drags on Saturday to raise awareness of prostate cancer. Leigh Jensen

Fastest dog on two wheels

THE WORLD'S fastest dog is coming to Casino's Summerland Drags this weekend and if you blink you'll miss her.

Bundy, the stumpy tailed blue heeler, set her world speed record for a dog onboard a turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa when her owner Tex O'Grady sped down the main straight of Sydney's Eastern Creek raceway at 283kmh.

On Saturday Bundy and her owner Tex O'Grady from Macksville will be at the Summerland Drags to raise awareness of prostate cancer for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).

"I have a mate of mine who is racing a bike up there and I thought I would come up and spread the word about what Tex and Bundy do," he said.

Tex and Bundy have earned quite a reputation over the past seven years raising millions for charities around Australia including the PCFA and working with autistic kids, children with special needs, cancer patients and terminally ill patients.

Before people ask what a dog is doing on a motorcycle at those speeds, Bundy has government authorisation.

But this only came last February after Tex was booked for negligent driving for having Bundy on his bike and former NSW roads minister David Borger intervened.

"Bundy is the only dog in Australia with a ministerial declaration allowing her to ride on the front of the bike," Mr O'Grady said.

"That is because of her charity work," said Mr O'Grady. "Last year she helped to raise more than $500,000 for various charities."

"Bundy has done more than 500,000km around Australia on motorbikes... she has done more kays than most bike riders."

Every cent Tex raises through travelling the nation on his Suzuki - that has clocked up more than 250,000 km - goes to charity.

"I would like another bike but it comes down to money; 100% of what I do goes back to charity."

Mr O'Grady said Bundy loved to ride on his motorbike and had no aversion to high speeds.

"When we get to 100km/h she ducks down behind the fairing and when I hit the brakes or roll off the throttle she pops her head back up."

When on the bike, Bundy is tethered to Tex for safety and she wears a custom-made leather jacket and goggles for protection.

 

BUNDY'S BEST

Bundy holds the world record for the fastest dog on a motorcycle at 283kmh

Bundy and Tex raised more than $500,000 for charities including the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia last year.

Bundy has travelled more than 500,000km on a motorcycle in her seven years.

Bundy is the only dog in Australia that has government permission to legally ride on a motorcycle.

Tex and his dogs Bundy and Cash have travelled more than 1.6 million km on motorcycles around Australia.



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